Volume 9 Issue 160
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 10-Jun-2007 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 11-Jun-2007

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Growth in ADHD medication use due to improved ADHD identification in adult and female patients

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been traditionally viewed as a childhood disorder, while ADHD in adults has been underdiagnosed and undertreated. A recent study shows that treatment rates have been increasing in all age groups, and improved identification has contributed to rapidly growing treatment rates for adults. Female patients show the greatest increase of all. more  

For first time, cochlear implant restores hearing to patient with rare genetic disorder

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have, for the first time, used a “bionic” ear to restore hearing in a patient with von Hippel-Lindau disease. They say this advance offers new hope for individuals with the rare disorder, which can produce non-malignant tumors in ears, as well as in the eyes, brain, and kidneys. more

Newly found sensing system enables certain bacteria to resist human immune defenses

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of the National Institutes of Health, have discovered a survival mechanism in a common type of bacteria that can cause illness. The mechanism lets the bacteria protect itself by warding off attacks from antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which are defense molecules sent by the body to kill bacteria. more  

Diet and exercise key to surviving breast cancer, regardless of obesity

Breast cancer survivors who eat a healthy diet and exercise moderately can reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by half, regardless of their weight, suggests a new longitudinal study from the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). more

Vitamin D reduces cancer risk  

Most Americans and others are not taking enough vitamin D, a fact that may put them at significant risk for developing cancer, according to a landmark study conducted by Creighton University School of Medicine. more

Blood comparable to matched bone marrow 

Umbilical cord blood transplants may offer blood cancer patients better outcomes than bone marrow transplants, according to an analysis of outcome data performed at the Statistical Center, Center for Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. more

Should insurance companies have access to genetic information?

Researchers at the University of Leeds have found a mechanism to prevent a potentially fatal heart condition that can strike without warning. more

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Increasing intake of calcium and vitamin D could reduce the risk for cancer in women by at least 60 percent.